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of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues
don't vote we could have bush versus gore all over again. the economy, stupid. friday the last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the country. chris: and he's on the air with a fear factor ad. >> 537. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. >> florida is too close to call. >> so this year, if you're thinking that your vote d
's going to be dominated by the economy. it can tip the scales. we have seen an argument from the president that is about trust. this is how he lays it out against governor romney. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. you know, you want to know that the person who is applying to be your president and commander and chief is trustworthy. that he means what he says. that he's not just making stuff up depending on whether it's convenient or not. >> how is he using that argument to advance that cause? you cannot trust what you are going to get to lead to economic recovery? >> i think the president is -- as the race gets narrower and narrower, we focus on smaller and smaller places and voters. it's a very resonant argument. we are talking the economy in the midwest, in ohio. on the integrity issue, the trust issue, romney went to defiance, ohio and told a group of 11,000 people jeep is about to move all of their production overseas. i read that somewhere. not at all true. it's okay to make a flub, but not to correct it. they asked are you sure he
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election, shall we? critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock strumming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that between the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight mont
numbers out today show that the economy continues to improve, but that gop rival mitt romney and president obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack
, with four days to go in the crucial election, remains, the economy. the final jobs report before election day is out. employers added 171,000 jobs in october, numbers better than expected with an unemployment rate of 7.9%, both sides are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama saying it means the country is heading in the right direction. challenger mitt romney says it is 9 million jobs short of what the president promised. and analysts say they're both right. >> there is no question we've come out of the spring lull where the economy nearly stalled out. and we have apushed further fro that, that is the good news, the bad news is it is still low. >>> and fortunes may rest in ohio, where they will spend days before the election. >>> and a group of bay area residents upset over postal programs, set up a video to catch the criminal. here is nbc bay area jodie hernandez. >> basically, they drive around the neighborhood, they're very quick, in and out. >> reporter: you're looking at evidence gathered as part of operation mail trap. a neighborhood organized sting, set on captur
. roll over your old 401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidelity investments. turn here. >>> as much of the eastern u.s. remains firmly focused on hurricane sandy, folks out west got a scare of their own, a powerful earthquake off the coast of canada, triggering a tsunami warning all the way to hawaii. that story tonight from nbc's miguel almigerre. >> reporter: tsunami warnings last night, beaches were closed state wide. many gasseded up their cars, stocked up on food as tens of thousands headed for higher ground. >> they were witnessing the tide recede two feet. that's huge. >> reporter: this morning it was downgraded to an advisory after several small waves came ashore. >> the water is still dangerous t beaches still need caution. but we can go home. >> can you believe that? >> the 7.7 quake responsible for the tsunami warning was centered near prince rupert in british columbia. millions were told to beware of surging tides. >> the tsunami warnings are incredibly important because you don't want to
economy. there are hundreds of thousands of jobs that are being created as a result of it. and in terms of apps this is a $50 billion asset to our country right now. and in california there have been so many jobs that have been created. there is a broader appreciation. now, if someone is representing an agricultural district they probably care more about what the price of wheat is but that doesn't mean that they haven't developed, as i said, a much better appreciation of what the innovation capital of our country produces and wants to and that public policy needs to keep pace with that. >> the congress woman, we appreciate you being with us this morning. >> thank you. i love being with you. >>> former sun microsystems jonathan schwarz will be joining us when "press here" continues. >>> the department of health and human services estimates the number of elderly people in america will double which means the number of adult children taking care of elderly will double, as well. of course, those grown children are tech literate familiar with facebook and iphones and the cloud. a new social n
and stocks did rally yesterday, so the hope is that the economy is slowly but surely getting better. the dow jumped about 136 points yesterday to 13,232. the nasdaq was up by 42 points and in fact november is historically the best month for the markets during a presidential election year for the dow jones. as for apple's innovation, it is the ipad mini and it hits stores in two dozen countries today. apple sold out preorders for the device last weekend, but already stores in parts of asia have seen some lines. but this time around those lines are smaller. in fact several apple stores in new york city are going to be closed today for obvious reasons and the power outages from hurricane sandy could stop them from opening for another couple of days. we'll have to wait and see. microsoft is reportedly working with its asian suppliers to test its own smartphone design but it is unclear if the device will go into mass production. elsewhere, reports say that the phone's screen is between 4 and 5 inches. the iphone 5 has a 4 inch screen while the samsung galaxy s-iii measures four inches. payroll is
of the strengthening economy. scott budman is here with the answer you're dying to hear. >> the economy is stronger and the stock market up about 120% since 2009. have you gone along on that ride? you have in you've done something easy very consistently. the stock market has come roaring back since 2009, doubling in value. led by technology companies which have seen stock prices jump as sales of gadget hit record highs. where does that leave you financially? potentially in good shape if you've invested in your offices 401(k) plan, pre-tax dollars taken out of your paycheck. i know, in start-up drenched silicon valley, retirement plans are about the least sexy thing we can possibly talk about. >> most of the folks are probably just trying to focus on survival, not making sure their nest is feathered. >> david mcclure is the founding partner of the 500 startup focusing on building small businesses. but he's also been part of big companies like ebay. he has a 401(k) of his own and it's up too. >> i do look at those things as sort of important in the long run and i'm a little older so i have to care ab
to continue to be the economy. the final jobs report before election day is out. employers added 171,000 jobs in october. the numbers are better than expected with unemployment rate of 7.9%. both sides clearly are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama said it means the country is headed in the right direction and mitt romney said it's nine million jobs short of what the president promised. analysts say they are both right. >> no question we have come out where the economy nearly stalled out. we accelerated from that and that's the good news. the bad news is that the threshold is low. >> both are ramping up their campaigns and the president's team is in ohio, wisconsin and virginia. >> much more ahead on today in the bay. thieves caught in the act. neighbors put an end to a disturbing trend in one bay area city. we will show you how they did it and a final homecoming. the last remaining space shuttle arrives home. we will show you when and where you can see a case of space history up close. >>> good morning. looking live at one of the boats headed out, it is the first day of
, brand new this morning. 171,000 new jobs added to the american economy. a decent figure. the unemployment rate ticks up a tenth of a percent to 7.9. do consider the margin of error on this, 0.2 of a percent margin of error. we'll talk about the political side of this with our reporter in washington in just a bit. >>> speaking of jobs, this couple recently graduated from the university of wisconsin. started a facebook app that brought in millions of users. but they were on student visas. so when they left school, they were forced to go back home to india. they took their company with them. very success. . when they left, they were paying $100,000 a year in taxes in the united states. we'll take a closer look at this problem sunday morning right after "meet the press." republicans and democrats say, yes, this is broken. so why can't they solve it? we'll take a look. >> that's a strange reality. interesting to hear that breakdown. >> thank you very much. >>> 6:17 right now. you do get an hour coming up. christina loren here to talk about a great weekend. >> this is how dark
and education. the president arguing that he's still the best candidate to get the economy back on track. he continues to enlist former president bill clinton to help. the two will be campaigning together in florida on monday. the one thing looming over the closing argument, the october jobs report. it comes out the friday before voters head to the polls. lester? >> peter, a candidate can't be in many places at one time. what's the plan now for romney with ten days? where will his focus be? >> reporter: it's a good question. mitt romney will focus on an optimistic jobs oriented theme for the last ten days. they're trying to make a clear contrast between the two candidates. referring to his own candidacy as one of big change and the president is one of status quo. that word "big" we heard 24 times from romney today. we are likely to hear it again several times tonight. lester? >> all right. peter and kristen on the campaign trail for us tonight. thank you. we want to let you know, from now through election day you can watch every presidential campaign event streaming live online at nbc news.c
been doing for years, comfort eating. >> comfort food. >> more and more men are stressed, bad economy, unemployment rising. >> i'm craving more and more lately mashed potatoes. anything comforting like that. >> more so than your beloved french fries? >> weird how a food gets into your system and it's chemical. >> when a guy's doing it and eating chocolate and craving it, it's weird. >> they are not pms-ing, so you wonder what's going on, right? >> yes, you do. >> they say men have some sort of an emotional cycle as well. >> i don't like talking about that. >> excuse me for boring you. >>> you'll love this. a 20-year-old girl from, i believe, south america, right? >> brazilian woman. >> catalina auctioned off her virginity. >> all the guys are looking. >> to a man -- we believe it's a man, a japanese gentleman. she auctioned her virginity to a man who paid $780,000 for her. she said she did it because she wanted the money to go to a charity in her hometown of brazil to rebuild homes and things. that's why i did it the first time. [ laughter ] made sense at the time. you know, you grow,
'll get a chance to see how investors feel about the effects of the storm on our economy and not to mention how they feel about companies like apple and microsoft that made big news. one company that got a boost, netflix. the traffic doubled over the last couple of days on the east coast, as families hunkered down at home streaming movies as the storm hit. one thing to remember about natural disasters. they are often create jobs with so much infrastructure being damaged in the storm. a lot of state and local governments will likely have to put people to work over the next few weeks and months to fix things. raj? >> thank you, scott budman reporting from our news room. in about 20 minutes, we'll go live to new york for an update on the damage. and our political analyst will join us to talk about the impact to the presidential election. tonight at 10:00, a special primetime one-hour report on sandy's fury tonight at 10:00. >>> students protected from sexual harassment under a key federal law. but the investigatetive unit found some bay area principals may not know what it i
candidates were where else? in ohio, the economy is the buzz word, it remains the buzz word and today, the latest jobs report was released. the unemployment rate went up slightly. but 171,000 new jobs were added and analysts say it's better than expected but not great. president obama a sured voters that it has been improving. >> home values are on the rise. we are less dependent on foreign oil. >> today we learned it's 9 million jobs short of what he promised, unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> both candidates made several stops in ohio, knowing that historically this state can decide who is in the oval office. right now, the president has a two-point lead over governor romney. >> 5 days after super storm sandy, residents are receiving much needed food, water and clothing. officials were a welcome sight for residents of staten island, they have been critical saying that response has been slow to the outer new york city borough, and gas that was been scarce. and public transportation has been limited and hundreds of thousands of resident
as well. also the u.s. economy grew at a slightly faster pace of 2%, up from 1.3% in the spring months. the gross domestic product got help from consumers and spending by the federal government. a lot of news in the tech world. apple unveiled the ipad mini along with other devices and microsoft released the windows 8 microso microsystem and the tablet. fedex is forecasting a record number of shipments this holiday season, 13 more than last year, thanks to more online spending. they plan to hire more seasonal workers in november and december. >> much more ahead on today in the bay including where to score free ice is cream in the east bay. halloween means ghosts, ghouls and treats and for kids with diabetes, the treats can be the scariest part of all. the mom is helping them have a fun halloween without the sugar. >> live at the bay bridge and you can see. that's something you usually can't do. we will talk about the weekend forecast and when the fog is expected to return and the rain. we are back after this. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my
? there are four factors. california's economy. it's recovering. still, we know that it is hurting. unemployment still above 10%. second. a competing ballot measure, the one you were raising a minute ago. prop 38 has sucked out air from proposition 30 with her own separate funding. third, anti-tax opponents are just that. they spend a bundle of money against proposition 30 and fourth, i think this is the most important of all of them. voters don't trust the claims of proposition 30. they have heard it before. year after year. california has had a wacky budget that doesn't work and only to see them balance at the very end. my gosh. they came through again. this is another case for these people. another case of the boy who cried wolf if you will in california. there's not a lot of credibility here on this issue. then again, there's an awful lot at stake with the same question. >> that's true. i have heard that credibility argument certainly in my little circles. all right. thank you very much, larry. you can get larry's political insight any time, his blog is prop 0. we still have
be delayed. we're going to talk about the storm's impact on the race and the economy with chuck todd and cnbc's jim cramer. >>> let us start, though, with the record flooding we've seen down in lower manhattan. natalie morales is down in battery park city. natalie, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. we are fortunate that those waters have receded down here in the lower manhattan area, but obviously flooding is an ongoing concern. just to bring you up-to-date right now, nbc news has confirmed 18 deaths have now been blamed on sandy. the situation still not safe, according to officials. as you see, bands of rain and wind still whipping us around, so there's still many areas that are waterlogged right now. flooding, the ongoing concern in coastal, new jersey, which really bore the brunt of the storm. new jersey governor chris christie saying new jersey was the worst hit. the devastation along the jersey coastline he called unthinkable. more than seven million still are without power. all up and along the eastern seaboard. a quarter of the entire state of new jersey
says, is her only option. >> this is the state of the economy. people are selling body parts. >> it's hard to believe that your situation could be so bad that you would advertise your kidney on craigslist. >> that's reality for not only me but for a lot of people. >> she's right. here's another ad. healthy kidney. respond for further information. so we did. and met with this man who says his name is jim. >> jim told us he's a college student and was thinking about selling his kidney for $50,000 to pay his tuition. he asked us to blur his face. >> so it's kind of an extraordinary step you're taking. tell me about it. >> i felt that this was something where i was able to you know help someone's life and at the same time help myself. >> you're okay with living with one kidney? >> i'm okay with that. i mean, i've done -- i thought about this for a year. i've done a lot of research. >> even though it's illegal to sell human organs, we found it heartbreaking that jim was willing to do it just to pay for college. finally, i told him who i was. >> we're not passing judgment. you're in no tr
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't grow ohio's economy on just one industry. >> but his predecessor pushed back. >> i believe that the table was set by president obama and ohioans recognize that and i think that's why the president is going to win ohio. >> reporter: both campaigns in the wake of sandy have called off fundraising, emails and any fundraising events in any of the affected states. mitt romney's campaign put out word he spoke with the republican governors of states impacted on the storm,er name dropped chris christie and bob mcdonnell. the president will be in the situation room dealing with fema and that fallout. this is the october surprise but we don't know what it all means in eight days. savannah? >> chuck todd, thank you. joe scarborough and mika are hosts of "morning joe." >> one thing we do know, bill clinton is going to be very nervous about having to fill all that space by himself today without barack obama. he's going to do great in orlando, obviously. but mitt romney had momentum. you look at ohio, ohio poll that came out, had him dead locked. minnesota poll, three. gets the endorseme
'm committed to rebuilding. we're going to do it, because as you said, it is not only the heart of our economy, it's the soul of new jersey. the jersey shore is the soul of new jersey. >> reporter: even inland in little ferry, evacuations continued into tuesday night. >> you have no one to go to. water is rushing in. water is going by, and you don't know what to do. >> reporter: new york pummeled, too. in breezy point, more than 100 homes were destroyed by fire in the flood-ravaged coastal community. >> we're just devastating, blowing from one building to the next one, and those buildings were close together. >> reporter: in this dramatic rescue captured on video, a new york city police department helicopter plucked five adults and one child from rooftops in a flooded section of staten island. elsewhere in new york city, hundreds of thousands still without power. the stock market reopens today, but important parts of the city were crippled by flooding and debris. >> downtown manhattan, we had the hudson river came over the banks and was pouring in to the ground zero site. >> reporter: new york
and the economy, that you see mitt romney closing in. you see this thing heating up and you get to a point where i'm not sure there's anyone who actually really knows, has a gut, has an absolute instinct as to what's going to happen. >> the tale of two campaigns, read dickens. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. i could show you ten polls. you look at those polls, you think there is no way barack obama's going to win. i could show you ten other polls and you'd say, mitt romney is sunk. >> an associated press poll now has him up, what is it 49 to 45. with women. do you think that maybe stemmed from the debate? he was a little more moderate in the debate? how is he picking up these female voters right now? >> i have no idea. >> you're asking the wrong person. >> i have no idea. and these debates over abortion and these republican candidates who are just stepping in it on those issues, i think terrible timing for your party. at the same time, the polls show that mitt romney is actually gaining support among women. >> in a big way. >> i also think, overall, it's still a kind of convol
and he has a slight edge when it comes to handling the economy. 48% say mr. obama would do a better job compared to 46% who side with romney. on friday, mr. obama made a three-stop blitz here in ohio, staking his closing argument on the auto bailout, which is widely popular here. and which republicans oppose. he also slammed romney for claiming that jeep is shipping jobs to china. it's a claim the romney campaign defends that has been widely discredited. take a listen to what president obama had to say. >> the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. gm said we think creating jobs in the united states should be a source of bipartisan pride. and i couldn't agree more. >> reporter: now early voting has begun here in ohio with 35% saying they've already voted early or plan to do so. obama is leading among those voters 62-36%, but romney is up among election day voters 52-42%. the fact that president obama has a number of planned visits here in ohio before election day suggests that the obama campaign is not satisfied that they have locked down this state. as for
it is proof the economy is recovering, don't change now essentially their message. >> chuck, thank you very much. tom brokaw nbc news special correspondent. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> you have been covering elections a long time. you hear people talk about possible october surprise. could sandy be october surprise? >> we had a series, the president not showing up for the first debate, benghazi, this surprise, the storm larger than anybody thought it might be two weeks ago, three weeks ago. >> how will it impact the race though? >> i don't know. it is hard to say. i think that the endorsement by mayor bloomberg may not move the needle, for example, in colorado. in ohio and places they're trying to get white men, they can say look, this guy has the endorsement of the mayor of new york city. >> even though it wasn't a warm hug. >> wasn't a warm hug but tough on romney about not being the guy he was when governor of massachusetts. >> want to go back to sandy a second. greatest impact in states like new jersey and new york. these aren't swing states. >> already in the column for the
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